The new 2017 Lexus IS is an excellent vehicle for people looking for a luxury sedan that perfectly combines power, comfort, and style in one compact package. Furthermore, it has a well-laid out interior that is a host to a plethora of technologies. Its release date should be expected sometime this fall. Continue reading the 2017 Lexus IS review below for a detailed spec analysis.
For starters looking for some invigoration in this segment, the new 2017 Lexus IS is perhaps one among the plenty of options you could consider. The vehicle, in addition to the above-mentioned features, also comes adorned with a predictable and precise steering, adult-friendly backseat, a top-quality interior, and comfortable seats.
But the features outlined above aren’t precisely the news, the real news lurks beneath the hood. The previous model came with a disappointing 2.5L V6 engine that attracted a lot of negative vibe, however, the new model now features a new turbocharged 2.0L four-cylinder engine that gives away a stoking power rated at 241 horsepower and comes equipped beneath the hood of the 2017 Lexus IS 200t. Despite the impressive power produced, the fuel economy ratings are impressive and the EPA rates them at 33 mpg on the highway.
For those who will opt for the 2017 Lexus IS 300, there’s the 3.5L V6 engine that provides an output of 255 horsepower and is exclusively hitched to an AWD system. More power can be offered by the 306-horsepower – generating V6 engine offered by the “A” rated top-of-the-line 2017 Lexus IS 350 model.
The 2017 Lexus IS interior is well-laid out and comes with tons of standard features, ample backseat, and a high-quality fit and finish. Although it may not be the sportiest car on its segment, its ride quality should nevertheless be appealing to many shoppers. Yet, it isn’t the only vehicle on the market that has gotten refreshments and updates on several of its facets. Others too better or parallel what it offers.
Some of the rivals to consider include the Mercedes-Benz C-Class, BMW 3 Series, and Acura TLX.
2017 Lexus IS Release Date & Price
According to rumors and speculations, the new vehicle is scheduled to go for sale sometime in this fall with the base 2017 Lexus IS 200t price starting from an MSRP of $37,325.
2017 Lexus IS Interior & Exterior Refresh
Three models are offered for the 2017 Lexus IS: 200t, 350, and 300. Some of the standard equipment available for all the models include LED taillights/foglights, running lights, keyless ignition and entry, a rearview auto-dimming mirror, Bluetooth connectivity, heated exterior mirrors, seventeen-inch wheels, an eight-way power fronts seats, an eight-inch color display screen, xenon headlights, dual USB ports a CD player, an eight-speaker sound system, Siri Eyes functionality, and “NuLuxe” premium sound system.
Depending on the country or the region you live, there might be or not be the availability of packages and options. Some of the options include heated and ventilated front seats, LED headlights, a navigation system, a blind-spot monitor with rear-cross traffic alerts, a rearview camera, a navigation system, a fifteen-speaker Mark Levinson audio system, Enform App Suite, enhanced Bluetooth connectivity, and a power-adjustable steering wheel.
The Luxury package comes equipped with driver memory settings, a leather upholstery, auto-dimming exterior mirrors, contrast stitching, front and rear parking sensors, a heated steering wheel rim, and wood trim.
The optional F-Sport package available for all the three trim models comes with a sport-tuned suspension system, eighteen-inch wheels, full-mesh grille treatment, enhanced seat bolstering, perforated leather trim, a telescopic-and-tilt steering wheel, a variable ratio steering system, special sport-oriented gauge cluster, a black headliner, upgraded brake pads, and a revised front bumper.
Standalone options available include smartphone app connectivity, a lane-departure warning system, a power rear sunshade, adaptive cruise control, and automatic headlights.
Wheelbase: 9 ft. 2.2 in. (110.2 in.)
Length: 15 ft. 3.7 in. (183.7 in.)
Width: 5 ft. 11.3 in. (71.3 in.)
Passenger volume: 90 cu.ft.
Cargo volume: 13.8 cu.ft.
Curb weight: 3583 lbs.
Top Speed: 143 mph
0-60: 6.8 sec
MPG: 19/28 mpg (city/highway)
Available Exterior Colors: Atomic Silver, Eminent White Pearl, Nebula Gray Pearl, Obsidian, Redline, Silver Lining Metallic, Ultra White, Ultrasonic Blue Mica 2.0…
Towing Capacity: N/A
2017 Lexus IS Engine Specs
Beneath the hood of the 2017 Lexus IS are several engine options. The 2017 Lexus IS 200t is a turbocharged 2.0L four-cylinder engine good for an output rated at 241 horsepower and 258 lbs. ft. of torque. An eight-speed automatic is available as the default transmission system.
Motivation for the 2017 Lexus IS 300 is offered by a 255-horsepower – generating 3.5l V6 engine that comes hitched to a six-speed automatic transmission system.
The IS 350 comes equipped with a 306 – horsepower generating 3.5L V6 engine good for 306 horsepower and 277 pounds-feet of torque. The EPA estimates the fuel economy ratings to stand at 19/28/22 mpg in the city/highway/combined.
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